Our very own Dhavall Gandhi has been featured in World Whisky Day’s ‘Whisky Wednesday’ Newsletter.
As far as we’re concerned, a dram goes down nicely any day of the week. But, Whisky Wednesdays certainly has a ring to it. This is a fortnightly email subscription by World Whisky Day, which invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. A carefully curated collection of news, insights and cocktail inspiration makes this the ultimate hub for whisky devotees & beginners.
Drawing from all corners of the whisky globe, World Whisky Day is all about making whisky fun and enjoyable. It’s not about being exclusive or prescriptive. You can drink it however you enjoy it (ice, water, mixer – whatever works for you). Who better to join their celebration of whisky than our very own Chief Whiskymaker?
Dhavall plays a key role in ensuring that every bottle of each of our brands is of the very highest quality, and also consistently delivers innovative ideas to ensure all of our products offer something special and unique. He brings an exceptional mixture of expertise in finance, creative strategy and distilling science to The Lakes Distillery, thanks to his experience from both the US Management Consulting sector and the Scottish whisky industry. In the midst of our upcoming whisky releases, Dhavall took time out to chat to the World Whisky Day team about his love for the spirit.
Do you remember your first taste ?
Yes, I was probably about twelve years old and had a sip from my dad’s glass. I think it was a JW Black Label.
What is it that you love about whisky?
Whisky makes you see things differently. I have found that I can express things with whisky that I would find difficult to do with words. It’s like painting with whisky.
Your favourite place in the world to enjoy a dram?
At home with my family and close friends.
The most enjoyable dram you ever drank?
I find it difficult to narrow it down to one but the following are the two most enjoyable (and memorable) drams; a 34 year old Macallan distilled in 1937, and the other was a simple Scotch & soda with a very dear friend on Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris.
If you could prop up the bar and enjoy a whisky with anyone, who would it be?
Some of the people I would like to have a drink with have sadly passed away (some a very long time ago) but I would love to create something special and enjoy with the following; Leonard Da Vinci, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Jay Leno.
You can sign up to World Whisky Day’s Whisky Wednesday newsletter here. If you want to hear more from Dhavall and the opportunity to meet the man himself, join us at a Whisky Masterclass at our Whisky Festival on the 19th & 20th May; book here.